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Memorial Bursary Opens Outdoor Opportunities to Pupils

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Old Boy Roger Dobson talked to pupils in the Sixth Form about the Clifford H Ingham Bursary Fund, which was established to commemorate former Boys’ Division Latin teacher Clifford Ingham.

Mr Ingham took boys on over one hundred ‘Trek Camp’ expeditions throughout the UK and Europe between 1942 and 1982, which are fondly remembered by the Old Boys involved. Roger was one of the pupils who enjoyed these camps during his time as a pupil.

Following Mr Ingham’s death in 1986, Roger and nine other Old Boys who had also acted as ‘Camp Adjutants’ across the generations launched an appeal to hundreds of other former Ingham Trek Campers to contribute to a bursary fund, which would provide financial support to Bolton School pupils to allow them to experience development in the outdoors. Originally, beneficiaries were from the Boys’ Division and were nominated by the Headmaster, but now the Fund has been opened up to members of both Divisions and any pupil can apply for funding.

2016 marks the thirtieth year of the Fund, and Roger came into School to talk to pupils from both Divisions about this opportunity. Pupils can apply to the Fund for assistance with the costs for taking part in activities such as World Challenge or their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award expeditions.

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Roger with some of the pupils who attended the talk

Roger with some of the pupils who attended the talk